Title

Historical interpretations of alcohol use and misuse: Implications for nursing curricula

Department

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

Publication Date

2004-01-01

Volume

42

Issue

11

First Page

46

Last Page

55

Abstract

Since the 1950s, nursing schools have been encouraged to include some formal content on alcoholism in their curricula. Yet there remains an immense disparity between the prevalence of drug and alcohol problems in our society and the required number of hours on these topics in our nursing curricula. The International Nurses Society on Addictions calls on the nursing profession to promote healthy lifestyles for "at-risk" individuals. In a historical context, this article critiques the ambivalence related to alcohol use and misuse in the United States. Within that background, pedagogy to help nursing faculty and students meet current societal and professional demands and standards regarding intervention for alcohol-related problems will be explored. The constructivist educational and caring-educative models are highlighted.

DOI

10.3928/02793695-20041101-07

https://doi.org/10.3928/02793695-20041101-07

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